During Pentecost (May 27-29) a faith-building conference will be held in the east of the Netherlands for Arabic speakers. The goal is to worship God together and share the Gospel with ‘newcomers’.
The Gave Foundation supports this initiative of ‘The Peacemakers’ – a foundation of ten Arab churches in the Netherlands. This year’s central scripture is: “I am the way, the truth, and the life” (John 14:6). The conference is open to Christians, but also to Muslims. The program is accessible and the organizers have the desire to offer everyone a home. In addition to singing, prayer and proclamation, there is a lot of room for mutual encounter. The children and teenagers (up to and including 15 years) have their own programme.
Date and location
The program starts on Saturday morning 27 May and runs until Monday afternoon 29 May. The conference includes two overnight stays and meals are fully provided. The conference center is ‘De Kroeze Danne’ in Delden in the east of the Netherlands.
Invite participants and register
Via the Gave Foundation website you can register people you know. To invite people in your area, there is a flyer in Arabic available. It is important to explain that this is a Christian conference, so that the participants know that the emphasis is on hearing a Christian message. Download a PowerPoint slide about the Arab conference here to add to your Sunday service presentation.
Volunteer children and teen work
Gave supports the children and teen work at the conference. With a team of volunteers we provide a substantive program with a biblical theme, sports and games. We are still looking for people for this. Sign up or visit our website for more information!
Arab conference summary
- When: Saturday morning 27 – Monday afternoon 29 May 2023
- Where: ‘De Kroeze Danne’ in Delden
- For whom: Arabic-speaking newcomers (Christians and Muslims)
- Costs: adults (50 euros), 12-17 year olds (30 euros), 3-11 year olds (20 euros) and <3 years (free)
- Spoken language: Arabic and Dutch
If you have any questions about the conference, please contact the ‘The Peacemakers’ foundation: Farid Shamoen (06-40220642) or Maher Salib (06-81929916).